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The most messed up thing about our society is racism. Not racism against minorities, but racism in their favor. Africans Americans can have black history month, black only colleges, and black only organizations, and all that is just fine. But if we so much as suggested white history month, or white only colleges and organizations, then that would be considered extremely racist, amirite?

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I agree. Not with the white only organisations, nor with black/coloured only organisations.

But, just as there is a Black History month, and History museums for other ethnicities/cultures, there should also be a Caucasian/European History.

The only problem would be idiots who would confuse it for a White Power event. But, yes, all cultures should be learnt about, and celebrated, even ones that were seen as the majority or oppressors throughout history.

Simons avatar Simon Yeah You Are +37Reply

I know right? I'm tired of feeling guilty for being white. It's not like people didn't have slaves in Africa for fuck's sake.

...The irony. It's killing me.

Montezumas avatar Montezuma Yeah You Are +33Reply
@Montezuma I know right? I'm tired of feeling guilty for being white. It's not like people didn't have slaves in Africa for...

I know, I'm not someone who has a slave, and I'm pretty sure none of the black teens today getting all worked up were ever slaves, so we need to remember what happen, but not get involved like it's still happening. This is a new day and age

patrickmajors avatar patrickmajor Yeah You Are +12Reply
@patrickmajor I know, I'm not someone who has a slave, and I'm pretty sure none of the black teens today getting all worked up...

I know. Ffs, do you have any idea how oppressed Irish people were? They were slaves, too. If all Irish people were pissed about what happened hundreds of years ago, the world would be FUCKED.

Montezumas avatar Montezuma Yeah You Are +4Reply

To add to this, some of the most racist people I have ever met are minorities. These people can get away with calling me a gringo or a cracker or "Hey White Girl!" whatever, but the moment I say something to retaliate, even if it's just to defend myself without using a racial slur, I'm called a racist.
This happened daily in my high school, where Caucasians were the minority.

Stepharoos avatar Stepharoo Yeah You Are +22Reply

I don't think we really need a white history month, since most history classes are about white people. Just a fact.

I don't think we need a black history month either, though. Why can't we just say all the necessary black history in regular history class? We don't need a special month where we can cum rainbows about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. It's not like we don't already think they're good shit; we don't need an entire month to say it again. It's redundant. It's like beating yourself with a dead horse.

Katjazzs avatar Katjazz Yeah You Are +21Reply
@Katjazz I don't think we really need a white history month, since most history classes are about white people. Just a...

I do believe the phrase is "Like beating a dead horse" not "Beating yoursef with a dead horse'.....

@Katjazz It's a joke, bro.

No. I think yot got the phrase wrong and are too proud too admit it.

Anonymous +1Reply
@No. I think yot got the phrase wrong and are too proud too admit it.

I'm not tho. A family friend of mine once said it, which is where I got it from.

It means more because instead of being just pointless and redundent, it is also harmful... geddit?

Katjazzs avatar Katjazz Yeah You Are 0Reply

Sure, but I don't think that this is the most messed up thing about our society.

Anonymous +14Reply
@Sure, but I don't think that this is the most messed up thing about our society.

Agreed...the OP makes a good point, but it really isn't worth getting too worked up about. African American people went through a lot, so I think I can deal with not having a month dedicated to my race.

Anonymous +7Reply
@Agreed...the OP makes a good point, but it really isn't worth getting too worked up about. African American people...

So did the Irish. I don't see an "Irish-American History Month" anywhere wary smilie
I agree, it's not a big deal, it's just frustrating sometimes ._.

Montezumas avatar Montezuma Yeah You Are +3Reply

I actually sometimes feel like my life might be easier if I were Native American or something. And I mean no offense towards anyone by that, but it would make my high school worries about college more minor and even job opportunities after that.

Anonymous +13Reply
@I actually sometimes feel like my life might be easier if I were Native American or something. And I mean no...

I know. I'm like 3/16ths native american, which is almost a quarter.. But its not enough to get a scholarship for it. :/

Elocins avatar Elocin Yeah You Are +5Reply
@Elocin I know. I'm like 3/16ths native american, which is almost a quarter.. But its not enough to get a scholarship for...

Same here! I am one generation too far to be considered or sholarships. And of course now my family starts getting serious about college, sighs.

Wynauts avatar Wynaut Yeah You Are +4Reply

I don't feel like re-readint the comments but lets get one thing straight-all black does not mean blacks only. Those were historically black colleges that came about during segregation, however today, if you have the credentials, you are able to get in just like anyone else. However, most whites just are not going out of their way to enroll in and attend a university that is predominantly black

Anonymous +10Reply

Don't forget affirmative action.

Anonymous +9Reply
@Don't forget affirmative action.

Affirmative action helps women more than it helps minorities.

The only reason HBCUs even exist is because black people weren't originally allowed to study in the same schools as whites. The fact that minorities were excluded from so may things is actually the reason for almost anything that's mostly geared towards them, whether its churches, television networks, or even a month of history. It's not just about slavery. Try considering all sides of the issue before you get so worked up.

What really pissed me off is that I'm not allowed to use the same tactics when someone is picking on me for being a cripple. It's apparently fine if someone calls me a name like that, but I retaliate with something like "native" or "mexican" and I'm going to be called racist.

FlyingGuineaPigs avatar FlyingGuineaPig Yeah You Are +8Reply

ok you need to define who the pronoun "WE" is in this case. its not that black people promoted the creation of an african-american history month, its the american people.

so when you say "But if we so much as suggested white history month, or white only colleges and organizations, then that would be considered extremely racist", youre saying it from the perspective of the white majority of america, not the american people in general.

Anonymous +7Reply

I dont understand why some people are still stuck on "why black people have to get everything" even tho you say" oh im not trying to sound racsist" and pretty much MOST of you do.I Mean if you really wanted a "white history month" you wouldnt be bitching about it and saying how oh you may be seen as racsist. WHO GIVES A FUCK???? People are going to be seen as racsist even if they arent intending to be. But what if their wasnt even a black history month . Would you still want a "white history month" i dont think so."white people" ( i put those sympols around white people because i dont want it to be seen as im calling out that race and being racsist)Owns MOSTLY everything on our planet.Seriously . My question is if their wasnt a black history month would the white race (im not saying EVERY white person because i know most dont feel this way) even WANT a white history month. And btw to those who are reading this and thinking " ohh she is just being racsist towards us white people just...

Anonymous +5Reply

I think what most people dont realize is that white people dont want a White history month. were jsut using that as an example. We dont want it, we jsut want there to be no black history month or hispanic history month. Why cant history just be history. we dont have to dedicate a month for one thing. Everything should just be equal. Like theres Miss America and then Miss Black America. Do you really need Miss Black America? Its just gone too far.

SpencerNewtons avatar SpencerNewton Yeah You Are +5Reply

(Rat's Ass) "just because we are speaking our minds and feel this treatment we are getting is unfair" NO im not being racsist .I LOVE the white community .I think i have more WHITE friends then black.I even have a white boyfriend. some people see me as an oreo (black on the outside white on the inside)But i really am sick of people focusing on the black community saying how WE are getting better treatment. the last time i recalled i havent been offered a scholarship because of my race .even if i were to get one i would decline it because im WORKING hard for my scholarship and i want the satisfaction of KNOWING i did this good work on my own.you might blow this off as idgaf she is just being racsist and she is lying about how she cares about the white community. but actually i am PART white. =)

Anonymous +4Reply

There were slaves in every part of the world at one point. Blacks had slaves.

My family is Russian, and my dad was driving a wealthy black guy in a taxi one day, and they started talking about Pushkin, a famous Russian poet whose great grandfather was black. When my dad mentioned that Pushkin had slaves (white ones, serfs,) the black guy got really upset.

My whole family was of serf descent. So were many people. Serfs were abused just as black slaves in America were. But no one complained about being oppressed after they were freed, they just carried on with their lives.

Anonymous +3Reply

I would totally agree, except that you said "the most messed up thing about our society." that's pretty messed up, but it's not THE MOST. That really doesn't have widespread negative effects, whereas for example body image issues, homophobia, etc. cause people to kill themselves frequently. I don't think very many white people kill themselves because it's considered racist to have all-white colleges.

Anonymous +2Reply

I like how this was posted like 5 times recently, but people just keep elaborating a little more every time.

Anonymous +2Reply

It doesnt make any sense to complain that blacks are treated better, but really, other people who say that we need those months to know about those races, you are WRONG. i dont know what school you went to, but mine teaches me quite well about ALL races, and yes, i am white. no one should be complaining really, but this post does make sense, because we WOULD be called racist if we suggested that, so dont complain about this comment, because i am telling the truth, and some is my opinion, which can't be wrong.

rawr_ur_deads avatar rawr_ur_dead Yeah You Are +2Reply

Its african history month so it's just celebrating that they have rights. it's not celebrating black people. and in school we learn about all cultures in world history. however in us history, most of the history happens to be mostly about white people. and other races get scholarships because otherwise races would automatically separate. there would be mostly black colleges and mostly white colleges and mostly hispanic colleges. the scholarships just encourage more blending of cultures. and there are no colleges that are only for black people. white people can go too but most don't.

I'm half native american and half white and am sick of getting special treatment because of my native background but a lot of indians still blame white man for what happened and white men still feel guilty. Dumb!
The school I got to, Fort Lewis College, actually gives free tuition to Native Americans.

white people, stfu. quit complaining.

Anonymous +1Reply

I get this, but at the same time, if people want a white history month, make one?
And btw, I don't know about other schools or countries but at my school all history we learn is white, and so, while we wouldn't refer to a white history month as racist, it'd be completely pointless. And black only colleges- what? where?!
(also it's not just black people, sooooooo....)

Anonymous +1Reply

May I just say that even if all what you're saying is true, white Americans were never oppressed the same way African Americans were oppressed (by those same Americans). They use these special days as a means to commemorate those times of hardship and celebrate the many positive changes that have taken place since then.

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Ever been down to Atlanta? There's Spelman, Morehouse, etc. They're not "black only" colleges, but no white people go there.

Anonymous 0Reply

Wow thats just really stupid to say there should be a white history month.EVERY FUCKING .ONTH IS WHITE HISTORY MONTH. get over yourselves. the only reason you ppl want a white history is because there is a black history and a hispanic history. Oh two months out of twelve aren't designated to our race err hurr. if it weren't for those months schools wouldn't teach those things from black and hispanic history because those months enforce it. Damn.

@lawlolawl Wow thats just really stupid to say there should be a white history month.EVERY FUCKING .ONTH IS WHITE HISTORY...

In my world history class, we learned Hispanic history. We learned about the history of the Central and South American countries in a certain unit, just like we learned about European, Asian, and African culture and history.

Stepharoos avatar Stepharoo Yeah You Are +1Reply

(rawr_ur_dead) i dont really think it would be seen as racsist.but it will probably be seen as being selfish seeing that black history month was NEEDED in my prospective. And as i said white people own MOST of every thing on our planet. And i also said if there EVEN WAS a black history month would some of you that comment saying its not fair that there isnt a white history month EVEN WANT a white history month. as i said if you REALLY wanted a month to yourselfs ypou would get one and wouldnt EVEN care what other people think.So as i said it probably wouldnt be seen as racsist if you had this month to yourself but seen as selfish.

Anonymous 0Reply

as morgan freeman said, black history is american history.

Anonymous 0Reply

Besides, there's an Italian History Month. It's apparently a big thing lately. No one's complaining about that. "Where's my Lithuanian History Month! Oh, so now Italians are special?!?!"

Anonymous 0Reply

There are also scholarships for Italians, Greeks, etc.

I'm SOOO sick of white people who whine about black history month when they've had flippin' WHITE HISOTRY MILLINEUM... annoying.

No one understands that JIM CROW LAWS completely preempted black Americans ability to progress!! When reconstruction ended, whites TOOK BACK all the government positions given to black americans during reconstruction. We tried to grow and become what WE SHOULD HAVE, but were stopped... STOPPPED by white americans who didn't want it.

Read this twice, to understand:

The reason blacks seem to appear to lack moral values, use the system, are in jail, don't seem to have progressed IS BECAUSE FROM THE START.... WHITES HAVE CREATED LAWS... L A W S.... to stop blacks from advancing. There was the KKK, there was lynching, there was rasicm. This DESTRUCTION of a race was NOT short or simple. This is why the black race is so tructucated, segmented and nonuniform.

History can not be erased and history can not be ingored.

WE ARE FAR BEYOND 'GET OVER IT....'....

Anonymous -1Reply
@I'm SOOO sick of white people who whine about black history month when they've had flippin' WHITE HISOTRY...

I am from Jewish descent and my family is white and have been slaves. And my family has also been treated bad because wre Irish and new coming to places. But we just move on because we KNOW it is the past, and we know today is different so why keep brining it up. I know it is hard but honestly everyone deserves the same rights so why do some people get scholarships when they are one race and richer than someone who is not a minority

Let's be real. I hate when people speak vaguely and act like our world is so perfect when its not. 76 % of America's wealth is controlled by white people. Black people are still poverty stricken, that is why we need black scholarships. During the civil rights movement, black people were the ones targeted. Point blank. The only reason there are so many organizations made for black people is because they are trying to rebuild themselves. It was only 50 years ago that this was happening, so until everything is balanced, black people will continue to fight for their rights.

Anonymous -2Reply
@Let's be real. I hate when people speak vaguely and act like our world is so perfect when its not. 76 % of...

"so until everything is balanced, black people will continue to fight for their rights."
what other rights do they need?? they have the same as everyone else in america

niemann2006s avatar niemann2006 Yeah You Are +7Reply
@Let's be real. I hate when people speak vaguely and act like our world is so perfect when its not. 76 % of...

uhm so it doesn't mean that white people who aren't wealthy shouldn't be getting scholarships that they need just because they're white. in a truly unracist society NO ONE would get treated differently because of their race, certain races wouldn't get scholarships or wouldn't NOT get scholarships because of their race.

Anonymous +7Reply

Ah Corey you're correct
but if you think about it there were never white slaves?

Unknownjizz12s avatar Unknownjizz12 Yeah You Are -3Reply
@Unknownjizz12 Ah Corey you're correct but if you think about it there were never white slaves?

People in Europe used to enslave each other way back when. Every race has been enslaved by another (or even the same) at some point in history.

Stepharoos avatar Stepharoo Yeah You Are +13Reply
@Unknownjizz12 Ah Corey you're correct but if you think about it there were never white slaves?

The Jews were enslaved in Egypt years ago, and so many jews are white. The women were beaten and not given the same rights. Some whites were beaten by Germans for evidence on the holocaust. And not everyone owned a slave. So unless you know everything about this dont go on a a parade float announcing you really dont know anything.

Cough White power Cough

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@957435

Then why did you vote it up?

TheCombatWombats avatar TheCombatWombat Yeah You Are +12Reply
@957435

But your post is green, indicating you agreed with it.
"historically black" is a load of bull. If anyone tried to keep any school "historically white" they'd be tar'd and feathered.

Anonymous +8Reply
@But your post is green, indicating you agreed with it. "historically black" is a load of bull. If anyone tried to...

Its historically black because blacks werent allowed to go to white colleges back in the late 1800s and early 1900s so they founded their own colleges. its not like they were being racist by doing that... i voted the post up because i partially agree with it

@LittleRed What the fuck? Educate yourself. Most colleges ARE historically white.

That's not the point. If EVERYTHING is supposed to be equal then EVERYTHING should be equal. Just because these colleges are from hundreds of years ago, that doesn't make them an exception. All colleges should integrate their students, "historically black" or not.

Montezumas avatar Montezuma Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Montezuma That's not the point. If EVERYTHING is supposed to be equal then EVERYTHING should be equal. Just because these...

its not like historically black colleges reject white people. theyre open to everyone, majority of whites just choose not to go there

@jaydakinsss its not like historically black colleges reject white people. theyre open to everyone, majority of whites just...

I'm not saying they do, I'm just stating my opinion. Like, nothing should have any reason at all to be labeled a "black college" or a "white college".

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@957435

cough GRAMBLING STATE cough

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@957435

I was about to post this, thanks for saving me the trouble.

I +know! I get that black people went through slavery and whatnot, but that was then, and this is now! So either they should get rid of all that black stuff, or we need to gain white stuff with out comments like "Racist!"

rawr_ur_deads avatar rawr_ur_dead Yeah You Are -10Reply
@rawr_ur_dead I +know! I get that black people went through slavery and whatnot, but that was then, and this is now! So either...

I don't think we need to get rid of Black History (and, of course, other cultures' histories). We need it there, to learn from it.

But, I believe that pride in your own race should not equal race or prejudice in our races. Black Rights groups shouldn't be coloured people vs whities - they should be everyone who believes in equality vs people who don't. The same if any White History or organisation happens - it should be clear that it isn't there to discriminate.

White people (Caucasian/European) have as much history as anyone, and though the bad should be left in - notably, the Holocaust the slavery - the good features should also be there.

Simons avatar Simon Yeah You Are +21Reply
@Simon I don't think we need to get rid of Black History (and, of course, other cultures' histories). We need it there, to...

i agree that black history month is important, im just saying it isnt fair that we (i am white) dont have our own history month, it just doent seem right that they dont get called racist for it, and we would.

rawr_ur_deads avatar rawr_ur_dead Yeah You Are +2Reply
@jaydakinsss I experience racism a lot. It's not over and done with so stop saying that.

Every ethnicity recorded racism and profiling. It's NEVER going to be done.

@jaydakinsss I experience racism a lot. It's not over and done with so stop saying that.

So do I.
LOL WHITE GIRL GOT NO RHYTHM.
LOL WHITE BOYS CAN'T RAP.
When I make a "racist" jokes, I make them because they're funny, not because I really think that way. I also make fun of myself, because I'm so fucking white and I live in Florida ;_;
I'm not saying I've ever been persecuted for my color, I'm just saying that some people need to stop worrying about being so politically correct. White politicians worry so much about being called racist, why don't we get to celebrate our history?

Montezumas avatar Montezuma Yeah You Are 0Reply

White Power!!

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